Recent posts regarding the Element14 arrival prompted many to "help" with
"testing" so I'm not going to prolong your agony with further similar
discussion. Given time the forum sites will improve or die.
What I wanted to add are two points.
1)The first affects me and others living on my side of the globe (New
The Element14 site will not be a place I will visit simply because it takes
too long to get the data to me. An IP search stated it serves from
Switzerland. Here, data from the UK is known to be slow. Just to many nodes
to reach us. Now this example from Switzerland is on that list, assuming the
bottleneck is not with the hosting server. Surprisingly I have never
considered Germany a slow source.. On the other hand the Eagle Central site
serving out of Arizona USA is fine being 1/4 of a world closer.
I would be interested in a response from any Australian or SE Asia based
members on their experience.
2) Searching for previous posts is a challenge. I'm new to news readers
having been a forum person over the years. I do find the newsreader faster
(better) on a daily basis for checking the newest postings. I have yet to
understand how to obtain the historical posts from the newsreader feed. Some
tips would be appreciated.
Eagle Central serves my needs most of the time. It's the quickest reference
I have found, so far, for the Eagle bug fixes over all the version 5
releases. Found in the "Announce" forum duplication on Eagle Central
... but I have one gripe, the search engine, and forums with the best search
ability win the forum wars.
I wanted information on PAD_NAMES as in "set PAD_NAMES ON | OFF"
The search engine saw the Underscore as whitespace and so the search became
"PAD" and "NAMES". That gave far to many postings to check. So the next try
was to quote my phrase "PAD_NAMES".
The response was the same as before. Some time searching the FUDForum did
not find anything that helped. A 2005 post from the developer says AND of
keywords is good enough. !!!
Element14 was more successful. The underscore was converted to whitespace
and it did find "pad names"
So there's the dilemma. I appears there is no support avenue in place that
enables me to access previous postings without some compromise or work
If you can assist please let me know.